In Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory our protagonist Neptune has managed to travel back to the year 1989, where she'll be a the forefront of a upcoming war. This isn't the world of Gamindustri that she's used to. Yes, this is Hyperdimenion Neptunia, the anime-styled RPG where its characters represent video game consoles. If you're not familiar, lucky you, because NIS America set us up with a ton of new media that will prepare you for what's coming.
First up we have some general battle footage from the game. As you'll see, Hyperdimension Neptunia V uses a turn-based system with area-of-effect attacks and skill chains. At first it may seem a bit overwhelming, but the combat actually flows really smoothly. Next is a trailer for the girls turning into their CPU forms, or basically going super for a boss fight. Naturally, they use more cinematic ultimate skills here. Oh, and then we have a ridiculous amount of screenshots that cover everything else.
Let's get this straight, Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory is an anime RPG, straight up. While the premise of game console countries and goddesses at war is rather exciting on its own, the story really boils down to a character driven experience. Each of the girls have very specific personalities and there's lots of humor that sometimes doesn't come across in translation. This game is 100% Japanese, but there's a lot of gamers out there that like that. It helps that the RPG mechanics are actually very solid, too.
Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory is scheduled for release on March 12, exclusive to the PlayStation 3. It will be the third game in the franchise, developed by Compile Heart and localized by NIS America. Check out the trailers, you might be surprised and find yourself interested. After all, RPGs these days are a rare occasion.